By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
Father’s Day is June 17th this year. In honor of Father’s everywhere, this special Creel Card was designed. This project can be used as a class project, or at home. This tutorial has a Father’s Day Creel Card Template with fish shapes that can be easily downloaded and printed.
- Velcro Dots
- Colored Pencils / Crayons
- Hole Punch
- Click to download Father’s Day Creel Card Template
1. Print Father’s Day Creel Card Template, fish and closure piece. (A colored creel piece was also included in case you’d like the authentic look as in the example)
2. After the card template is printed, color the pieces with colored pencils or crayons.
3. Cut out the card, fish, and closure piece.
4. Fold the card where indicated in 2 places. (See example) The opening of the card points upward, and the flap comes over the top.
5. Children can write reasons they love their Father, or what their father means to them on the backside of each fish. (optional)
6. Punch a hole in the tails of the fish and tie together with string.
8. Punch a hole in the top corner of the card, carefully lacing string with the fish on it through the hole and securing it.
8. Fold the flap over and glue half of the clasp piece onto the flap. You want half to be on the flap, and half to be onto the card portion.
9. After the glue dries, affix the remaining half of the closure piece using a velcro dot onto the card. The velcro dots will secure the flap of the card, and can easily be opened so that the sentiment can be written inside. The center of the card was left blank so that something could be written there, or young children could draw a picture.